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Buttonholes and Buttons
Buttonholes and Buttons
We know what you’re thinking. Buttonholes and buttons are fiddly and time consuming. Well, yes they can be but with the help of our easy step-by-step guide they will…...
Customising Your Old Clothes
Customising Your Old Clothes
All about the art of reconstruction, or customising clothing to bring old garments out of retirement and use them to create something new and unique....
Cutting Down a Dress Into a Top
Cutting Down a Dress Into a Top
Cutting down an old dress to make a new top is a practical way to save money and breathe new life into a favourite garment, but make sure you know what you're doing…...
Hemming a Dress or Skirt
Hemming a Dress or Skirt
Any dressmaker worth her salt knows how to hem a skirt or dress. It’s just one of those essentials that you cannot simply do without. Learn how to do it just like the…...
How I Learned to Sew: Interview
How I Learned to Sew: Interview
Helen Beaumont discusses her early experiments and discoveries in acquiring the skill of sewing....
How to Mend a Ripped Seam
How to Mend a Ripped Seam
There are few things more annoying than a ripped seam. However, if it happens to you, don't despair. They can be fixed in a matter of minutes. Find out how....
How to Replace a Broken Zip
How to Replace a Broken Zip
When a zip breaks we tend to throw away the garment but using our handy guide you can replace the broken zip and ensure your garment has some life in it yet....
Mending Chewed Clothing
Mending Chewed Clothing
When pets chew clothing you may feel that there's nothing to do but throw it away. Wait! With the right approach, favourite items of clothing can often be saved....
Mending Shoes and Boots
Mending Shoes and Boots
By learning a few simple techniques you can use your sewing skills to make your footwear last longer and save money....
The Best Way to Alter a Dress or Top so it Fits
The Best Way to Alter a Dress or Top so it Fits
This article looks at how to alter a garment if it is too long and also gives advice on how to do this without the aid of a sewing machine...
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